So you want to dive into the world of ninjas? You’ve landed on the right article. Naruto is one of the classic OG anime of all time, and therefore, many famous streaming platforms are offering it to watch for the global audience, both dubbed and subbed. Netflix, Funimation, Hulu, VRV, etc. Of course, the series has attracted many beginners/first-time anime watchers. So when they look for platforms to stream it, Crunchyroll is bound to pop up since it is one of the biggest and oldest anime streaming platforms. But, they wonder, “Does Crunchyroll have Naruto Shippuden in dubbed or subbed or both? How can I watch it etc.?
In simple words, yes, Crunchyroll does have Naruto Shippuden but only subbed for some regions, including the US! Along with it, all episodes of Naruto are also available on Crunchyroll (US) but in the original Japanese version. Moreover, you can also watch most Naruto movies on Crunchyroll. Later in this post, we have discussed more on, “Does Crunchyroll have Naruto Shippuden dubbed, and how & where you can watch it?” Let’s begin.
Does Crunchyroll have Naruto Shippuden dubbed?
Crunchyroll does have all the episodes of Naruto Shippuden. However, sadly, only the English subbed version is available for viewers all around the world including the U.S. But the good news is, Crunchyroll has some of the movies of the series available for streaming, both dubbed and subbed in English.
While you can watch these movies independently, you may not know some of the things that are related to the main plot. So if you have watched Naruto, you can only watch the first two movies on Crunchyroll, mentioned later in this article under the watch order guide. This should also give you an idea that most of the movies premiered while Naruto Shippuden was airing and therefore, their plots have its references.
The series also have quite a few filler episodes. However, they are still enjoyable and fun to watch. It gives extra details about the characters when they not amidst a serious battle and shows more of their personality. But even if you avoid them it won’t affect your knowledge of the plot so far. So in a way the spoilers are independent of the main story.
There are six movies of Naruto, the series available on Crunchyroll:
- The Last (dub and sub)
- Road To Ninja (dub and sub)
- Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (dub and sub)
- Legend of the Snow Gelel (dub and sub)
- Will of Fire (dub and sub)
- Blood Prison (dub and sub)
Alternatively, if you have watched the series already, you can head over to Crunchyroll and enjoy these movies in either subbed or dubbed in English and Japanese.
Does Crunchyroll have Naruto dubbed?
Unfortunately, Naruto is not available in English dub on Crunchyroll. But it has all the episodes of the series available only with English subtitles. Therefore, if you’re solely looking to watch the series dubbed in English, Crunchyroll is not the place for you. But worry not; later in this article, we have listed some of the best platforms to watch Naruto and Naruto Shippuden.
Is Naruto Shippuden on Crunchyroll free?
Yes, you can watch Naruto Shippuden on Crunchyroll under ad-support format without any cost. However, the catch is only the original Japanese version of both Naruto and Naruto Shippuden is available on Crunchyroll.
Here we are referring to Crunchyroll of the United States. There is a probability that Naruto Shippuden is not obtainable in your geographical region. For this, we recommend proceeding with a good VPN.
Crunchyroll offers one free plan and three paid plans for its services. The free plan includes ads and allows you to access a good number of anime and manga to watch and read for free. Below we have mentioned steps to watch Naruto Shippuden on Crunchyroll.
For countries where Naruto Shippuden is available
- Step 1: Visit the Crunchyroll website or app.
- Step 2: Search for Naruto Shippuden on Crunchyroll.
- Step 3: Select an episode and start watching it.
For countries where Naruto Shippuden is not available:
- Step 1: Purchase a good VPN.
- Step 2: Register your email id on the VPN.
- Step 3: Login and turn on the VPN.
- Step 4: Change your location to the United States.
- Step 5: Open incognito mode.
- Step 6: Visit the Crunchyroll website or app.
- Step 7: Search for Naruto Shippuden on Crunchyroll. If it is showing not available, then refresh two or three times. It will update the library.
- Step 8: Select an episode and start watching it.
Note: You don’t need to register your email id or credit card on Crunchyroll to watch Naruto Shippuden, as it is available under ad-support format. If you already have Crunchyroll premium subscription, then you can directly log in to your Crunchyroll app/website after changing your location. It will modify its library.
Where & How to watch Naruto Shippuden in English?
Naruto is one of the longest anime, including both Naruto and Naruto Shippuden. Naruto aired from October 2022 to February 2007. Following that, Naruto Shippuden aired from February 2007 to March 2017 and began with episode 221.
Naruto has become one of the most popular mainstream anime that intrigued even non-anime watchers to give it a try. That is why the anime still has new viewers looking for platforms to watch it on. If you’re new to the series, just watch it, and you’ll know what we mean.
Below are some of the giant streaming platforms that offer Naruto and Naruto Shippuden to watch.
Funimation is one of the biggest and mainstream platforms for the anime community. It has been offering its services even before anime and manga took over the world as it has now. Therefore, you should definitely add it to the list of the best platforms for streaming anime. And if you plan to purchase a subscription to an anime streaming platform, Funimation is it.
Here’s a breakdown of all the episodes and movies of Naruto available on Funimation:
Firstly, Funimation has all the episodes of Naruto and Naruto Shippuden in both Japanese and English. Secondly, the series falls under the Premium section, and therefore, you’ll need to purchase their subscription. And lastly, the series is only available to viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Therefore, if you don’t live in these regions, Funimation does not offer you this series, and you have to proceed with a good VPN.
To know the step-by-step process on how to watch Naruto Shippuden on Funimation globally, kindly refer to the article mentioned below.
Moreover, fans can also avail the benefits of 14 days trial period on Funimation to cover up both Naruto and Naruto Shippuden series without any cost. All you need to do is register your credit card and remove it before the completion of the trial period.
Additionally, Funimation has eight series movies available in English dub and subversion.
- Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
- Legend of the Snow Gelel
- Will of Fire
- Guardians of the Crescent Moon
- The Lost Tower
- Blood Prison
- Road to Ninja
- The Last
Current status on Funimation-
Naruto- All episodes dub & sub in Japanese and English (1-220), only available in Ireland and UK
Naruto Shipudden- All episodes dub & sub in Japanese and English (221-500), only available in Ireland and UK
Naruto movies- 8 movies dub & sub in Japanese and English, only available in Ireland and UK
Hulu is another popular streaming platform that offers diverse media content, including anime. So, if you prefer or are a user of this platform, you needn’t worry. Hulu has 365 episodes of Naruto Shippuden available in the English dub. Therefore, some of the episodes are only subbed.
As for the movies, unfortunately, Hulu doesn’t have any of the movies of Naruto.
Current status on Hulu-
Naruto- All episodes English dub & sub in Japanese and English (1-220)
Naruto Shipudden- All episodes English sub (221-500), only 365 episodes in English dub
Naruto movies- none
Netflix is the most preferred and one of the best streaming platforms for all types of media content. Given the popularity and demand for anime, Netflix has added much famous anime to its collection; Naruto and Naruto Shippuden and its movies are one of them.
However, anime is available only in some countries, and the US is not one of them. Therefore, Netflix is not an option for you if you want to watch Naruto/Naruto Shippuden for now. But given its popularity is still growing, Netflix US might soon add the series to its collection. Additionally, Netflix US does have 8 movies of the series in Japanese & English dub and sub version.
Therefore, out of the above options, Funimation is your best bet to watch Naruto Shippuden. Since it has all the episodes and most of the movies, you may choose to stream the series on this platform.
Current status on Netflix-
Naruto- All episodes dub & sub in Japanese & English (1-220), only in some region (not in the US)
Naruto Shipudden- All episodes dub & sub in Japanese & English (221-500), only in some region (not in the US)
Naruto movies- 8 movies dub & sub in Japanese & English
Naruto movies and shows in order
Since Naruto is one of the longest-running anime, the watch order for some new viewers could be confusing. The series has a total of 500 episodes divided into 21 seasons + 11 movies.
Since Naruto marks the beginning of the series, you will have to start with that. And no, you cannot start with Shippuden since it comes after, and the plot is continuous. Therefore, here’s your watch order guide to the entire anime and movies:
- Naruto S1 (1-50)
- Naruto S2(51-100)
- Naruto S3 P1 (101)
- Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
- Naruto S3 P2 (102-141)
- Naruto S4 P1 (142-160)
- Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
- Naruto S4 P2 (161-183)
- Naruto S5 P1 (184- 196)
- Naruto S5 P2 (197-220)
- Naruto Shippuden: S1 (1-32)
- Naruto Shippuden: The Movie (2007)
- Naruto Shippuden: S2 (33-53)
- Naruto Shippuden: S3 (54-70)
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds
- Naruto Shippuden: S4 (71-88)
- Naruto Shippuden: S5 (89-112)
- Naruto Shippuden: S6 P1 (113-121)
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire
- Naruto Shippuden: S6 P2 (122-143)
- Naruto Shippuden: S7 (144-151)
- Naruto Shippuden: S8 (152-175)
- Naruto Shippuden: S9 (176-196)
- Naruto Shippuden: S10 P1 (197-220)
- Naruto Shippuden: S10 P2 (221-242)
- Naruto Shippuden: S12 P1 (243-250)
- Road to Ninja – Naruto the Movie (2012)
- Naruto Shippuden: S12 P2 (251-275)
- Naruto Shippuden: S13 (276-295)
- Naruto Shippuden: S14 (296-320)
- Naruto Shippuden: S15 (321-348)
- Naruto Shippuden: S16 (349-361)
- Naruto Shippuden: S17 (362-373)
- Naruto Shippuden: S18 (374-393)
- Naruto Shippuden: S19 (394-413)
- Naruto Shippuden: S20 (414-479)
- Naruto Shippuden: S21 P1 (480-495)
- The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)
- Naruto Shippuden: S21 P2 (496-500)
As you can see, the movies have premiered in between the seasons; you can watch them before you proceed with the rest of the following season/episode. However, if you skip the movies, you won’t miss out on anything directly related to the main plot. The movies serve as amazing spin-offs and extra details about what goes around in verse.
Naruto Shippuden Plot
Naruto Shippuden begins when Naruto comes back to Konoha after three years of rigorous training with Jiraiya. Therefore, it has a three years time-skip. Naruto is now fifteen and has learned the iconic technique of Namikaze Minato, Rasengan. However, at the beginning of the series, he hasn’t mastered it. From here on, he goes on to various dangerous and exciting missions back-to-back as mysteries surrounding Akatsuki and Orochimaru unfolds.
The plot of Naruto Shippuden can be divided into 27 arcs. By the end of the final arc, everyone has grown up into young adults, and peace is restored amongst the nations after countless sacrifices. And as for the biggest questions- Will Sasuke come back? What does Akatsuki want? And Does Naruto become the Hokage? You’ll have to watch the show to find out.
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